Inflated with optimism for their return to school under the sun on Monday in Angers, LREM deputies are projecting themselves in tight rows towards the 2022 deadlines, looking with greed at the disunity on the right and on the left.

“We are entering the home stretch of the five-year term (…) We have done our job”, “repaired the country” and “must now plan”, proclaims Christophe Castaner, boss of the LREM group for a year.

“The big difference with the oppositions is that we know who we want to have as a presidential candidate,” says Aurore Bergé, number 2 in the majority group.

Haute-Vienne elected Sophie Beaudoin-Hubière agrees: “There is no primary here. We have the immense luxury of knowing who will be our champion. There is no internal struggle. We will therefore be able to concentrate on the work that remains to be done ”.

After these parliamentary days in Maine-et-Loire, the “walking” deputies will find their way back to the Palais-Bourbon on Tuesday for six months that they want “useful”, before the final “cavalcade” which will lead them to the presidential election, then 49 days later in the legislative elections.